Synopses & Reviews
Robert Leo Heilman has punched many time clocks. In his first book, Overstory: Zero, Heilman reveals the hard life of the working class: loggers, miners, roofers, mill workers, and tree planters. He tells the truth, not afraid to address both brutality and controversy, especially concerning old-growth forest management. His essays examine the complex relationships between work, nature, and family. In honest, gritty prose that eloquently transcends issues and labels, Heilman gives us rare insight into the threatened timber communities of the Pacific Northwest.